1 or 2 ball Knits


We have a an ever growing selection of 1 or 2  ball knits, for yourself or for gifts, why not knit some cute fingerless mitts, headbands, cowls or simple shawls

All of these patterns need just 1 ball of yarn AND some with a free pattern……..make them as gifts or buy the yarn (with free pattern) as a present


Yarntelier by Louisa Harding Zephine, made from just 2 balls of Cashmere Lace – the perfect gift for experienced knitters



Gorgeous cabled fingerless mittens, made from a single skein of Rowan Fine Art Aran


This simply sumptuous Amitola Grande Aran weight yarn makes the perfect small wrap, an ideal alternative to a scarf. All this from just a single ball too!






This beautiful Debbie Bliss Teddy is a ‘must make’ and makes the perfect gift for a new baby, made with just 2 balls of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino and a free pattern.






The Maipo Pom Pom Hat,  a beautiful undyed yarn, 1 skein makes this super luxurious hat, throw in an Alpaca pompom and you have the perfect winter hat! Below is the matching Maipo super easy, super quick cowl (this takes 2 skeins)




Rowan’s  Alpaca Colour is a buttery soft, luxurious 100% alpaca yarn made with baby alpaca – pure indulgence! The pattern is designed the make the most of just one skein which brings out the gentle subtleties of this gorgeous yarn.


This is Ella Rae Seasons, a chain yarn that has gorgeous shades of summer throughout, it lends itself effortlessly to either a spring summer 1 ball scarf, just ask for Simply Seasons.


Alternatively use a ball of the same yarn to create some amazingly simple flowers, perfect as a brooch to wear on your sweater, jacket or bag or make lots and make your own bunting – perfect for those lazy summer days ahead or even for wedding decor!


This shawl is knitted from a single skein of Rowan Fine Art.

The main section of the shawl is a simple open stitch repeat either side of a central spine, and then, just when you’re ready for a change you work the border stitches to complement the main section.




This is the ‘Simply Amitola’ shawl created with just 1 ball of Louisa Harding’s Amitola, a gorgeous yarn consisting of 80% wool and 20% silk. This is a beautiful yarn to work with, and each ball has a mix of rich, sumptuous colours…..


Can you believe that you can get a 12cm wide headband and a pair of simple fingerless mitts out of a single £9.50 ball of Rowan Cocoon, and with a free pattern.


Ella Rae’s gorgeous yarn ‘Seasons’ lends itself easily to a fabulous open weave cowl from 1 ball. The pattern is a simple 2 row repeat worked on 8mm needles to give the cowl a warm yet delicate finish.


Rowan’s Felted Tweed at £7.25 comes in a lovely range of subtle, muted tones that lend themselves perfectly to becoming a 1 ball pair of fingerless mitts, again we at The Spotted Sheep have a free pattern for these ‘Barley Twist Mitts’ .


Rowan’s luxuriously soft Kid Classic is a beautiful blend of 70% wool, 22% mohair and 8% polyamide, as you can see here we have a free pattern for a pair of Celtic inspired fingerless mitts.